Digital Badges

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification holders, Specialty Credential holders, and People Manager Qualification (PMQ) recipients can tell their professional story on popular social and professional networking sites, personal websites and in emails with digital badges powered by Credly. This new standard for communicating achievements provides:

  • A web-enabled version of your credential(s)
  • A place to manage your badge(s)
  • An overview of the skills required for your credential(s)
  • A secure means of storing and publishing your credential(s)
  • Access to Credly labor market insights (LMI)
  • A way for employers, customers, and clients to verify your credential(s)
SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) badge. SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) badge. SHRM California Law HR Specialty badge. SHRM HR Department of One Specialty badge. SHRM People Analytics Specialty badge. SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty badge. SHRM U.S. Employment Immigration Specialty badge. SHRM Workplace Investigations Specialty badge. SHRM Inclusive Workplace Culture Specialty badge. SHRM People Manager Qualification (PMQ) badge.

Digital Badging For SHRM Recertification Provider and Academic Alignment Programs

All SHRM Recertification Provider and Academically Aligned Program participants now have the opportunity to promote their partnership with SHRM with a digital badge. The digital badge provides potential clientele with information about your business or institution in relation to the service(s) that are important to them, in addition to providing a trusted method for real-time verification. Refer to the Credly Organization Digital Badge Guide for information about managing organizational badges.

SHRM Recertification Provider badge. SHRM Academically Aligned badge.

Digital Badge FAQs

Still have questions about digital badges? Review the Badge Earner Guide and see the Frequent Asked Questions below:

A badge is a version of your credential in a digital format that allows you to showcase your earned accomplishment publicly or privately on a variety of platforms. Post your digital badge anywhere – it may be shared as part of your profile on social media sites, embedded in your email signature, or posted on your website. Once shared, your digital badge can be clicked, revealing metadata which validates your achievement for employers, peers, clients, and customers.
SHRM has partnered with Credly to translate the accomplishments you have demonstrated into a badge that is issued and managed through the company's platform. The technology that Credly uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.
Badges provide employers and peers with concrete evidence of what you earned, how you earned it, and the value you now bring as a result of the achievement. Credly also offers labor market insights based on your skills which allows you to search and apply for job opportunities right through the platform.
A digital badge represents the achievement of a credential and its issuance is triggered by the result of that event. Shortly after receiving official notification of your accomplishment, you will receive an email from Credly with instructions for claiming your badge.
No, this is a service that SHRM provides to you at no cost.
You can share your badge directly from the Credly platform to a variety of social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. You can also add it to your email signature, post it on your website and download a copy of the badge to use on printed materials.
If you do not want your badge to be visible to the public you can easily configure your privacy settings in the Credly platform to hide it.
While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly's platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possiblity of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.
Labor market insights are data points pulled from live job requisitions that you can use to inform your job search. Based on your skills, you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges, and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through the Credly platform. Access labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on the "Related Jobs", or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.
Unfortunately the ability to import badges from other platforms is not available at this time. However, exporting badges from Credly to other platforms is possible. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Mozilla Backpack platform.
SHRM decided to transition its digital badge service to Credly to provide our credential holders with enhanced services that will increase the visibility of their credential and connect them with resources that will help maximize their certified potential.
The "My Badge" section was made available to support the previous vendors product and is no longer needed as a result of the transition to Credly.
The badge management process will be different under Credly. Credly has a more user-friendly approach which will enable you to do most things on your own. However, if you run into problems requiring additional guidance or involving platform or system issues, the Credly support team is available to assist.

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